This past week alone, I know I consumed 7 cups of kale, 6 cups of spinach, six apples, 4 grapefruits, one bunch of parsley, 6 tbsp of Chia seeds, 4 tbsp of Hempseeds, 3 tbsp. of flaxseed, 10 bananas, and lots and lots of berries! In terms of greens, I’m not counting different salads and other dishes I’ve had, isn’t that fantastic? I love a good salad. I’d like to say that I’m now in love with green smoothies. I drink one for breakfast, and the other for an afternoon snack during the week. I still eat a regular lunch, just smaller portions because the smoothie is very filling. I eat dinner where I’m trying to include more whole grains, complex carbs, and protein since I’ve started to workout as well. I’ve got a nice list of goals for health and fitness this year! I’ve also been drinking a lot of water. I think once you start one healthy habit, others follow.
I’ve been carrying raw almonds with me and munch some at my desk. I don’t think I’m a big fan at adding nutbutters in my smoothies although I haven’t even tried. It just sounds like something I wouldn’t really like. Maybe one day I’ll actually try.
I can already see a difference in my complexion. I look less tired, and yes, I’ve got more energy. More energy for Pao! I also go grocery shopping more often since I want fresh organic greens, and I’m loving the little trips to the grocery store. It’s almost like a form of meditation when I browse the aisles looking for greens on special, and what kinds of frozen fruits are in stock at whole Foods.
I decided to do something fun, and name some of my favorite smoothies after some friends! It makes it a little fun (or creepy), and I get to remember exactly what went in the smoothies! Obviously, the pictures help to remember things too.
So, without further ado, I present to you my beautiful and delicious friends. Stay tuned for more…